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Union Beach, New Jersey a coastal township heavily impacted by Tropical Storm Sandy, which hit New York and other parts of the north eastern United States on the evening of 29 October 2012. 31 year old Missy removes trash from the house she was born and raised in. She said "Our house was built by my grandfather back in the 1920s. They knew how to build them back then. That's why we survived and our neighbors were wiped out. But we can't live in it now (with no electricity or running water) and we can't afford to rebuild so we're cleaning up and waiting for the government inspection to say whether it's deemed fit for repair (and eligible for government disaster relief) or demolition".